29 March 2010   “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” -Gandhi   TORONTO–  I’ve covered 14 wars in my time, and seen human suffering and poverty around the globe.  But one of the sights that haunts me […]

22 March 2010     A fascinating scandal has erupted in Washington that is exposing the sordid underbelly of the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan. According to a “New York Times” investigation and other  Washington sources, the Pentagon and US intelligence agencies have fielded covert mercenary networks in Afghanistan,  Pakistan […]

15 March 2010   Sixty-five years ago, the 5th US Marine Amphibious Corps, made up of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Marine Divisions, assaulting the heavily fortified volcanic island of Iwo Jima in one of World War II’s most dramatic battles.  The outcome was a given.   The collapse of Japan’s […]